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Help us to investigate independent alternative provision

This is a joint blogpost from Education Datalab and The Difference. The Difference is a new training programme, creating the next generation of school leaders, upskilled in supporting pupil mental health and reducing exclusion from school. Leaders spend two years teaching in alternative provision while studying a specialist leadership course, focusing on mental health, safeguarding [...]

By | 2018-05-08T12:34:38+00:00 14th March 2018|School accountability, Structures|

Why is the performance of MATs so extreme?

Answer: It isn’t. So why ask the question? Well, among the glut of statistics published by the Department for Education on Thursday was a statistical first release on the performance of multi-academy trusts (MATs) [PDF]. At the top of the second page was this curious chart. At first glance, this looks rather alarming. It seems to [...]

By | 2018-02-02T09:09:22+00:00 28th January 2018|Exams and assessment, School accountability, Structures|

Key Stage 4 performance tables 2017: Closing the gap just got harder

Today’s Key Stage 4 statistical release from the Department for Education shows the gap between disadvantaged pupils and others to be narrowing slightly [PDF]. This is based on the DfE's gap index, which is calculated by ranking pupils according to their English and mathematics grades and then calculating an overall index. It would appear to be [...]

Multi-academy trust league tables 2017: What can we learn from the data? Including a lesson on why we shouldn’t take everything at face value

Along with Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 league tables, the Department for Education has this morning published multi-academy trust league tables – the second year it has published these in full. This analysis looks purely the DfE’s Key Stage 4 MAT league tables, focusing on those trusts with more than five secondary schools [...]

By | 2018-02-02T09:08:32+00:00 25th January 2018|School accountability, Structures|
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